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Antoine Kohn

Antoine Kohn

Kohn (left) with Louis Van Gaal at AFC Ajax in 1988.
Personal information
Full name Antoine Kohn
Date of birth (1933-11-01)1 November 1933
Place of birth Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Date of death 24 November 2012(2012-11-24) (aged 79)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1954 Jeunesse Esch
1954–1958 Karlsruher SC 66 (32)
1958–1959 FC Basel
1959–1963 Fortuna '54 119 (62)
1963–1964 Sportclub Enschede 17 (12)
1964–1965 Fortuna '54 28 (19)
1965–1968 FC Twente 29 (11)
National team
1953–1965 Luxembourg 7 (1)
Teams managed
1972–1979 FC Twente
1980–1981 Go Ahead Eagles
1981 Club Brugge
1982–1983 FC Twente
1988 Ajax Amsterdam (caretaker)
1988–1989 Ajax (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 March 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 March 2009

Antoine "Spitz" Kohn (1 November 1933 – 24 November 2012) was a Luxembourgian football player and football manager.


  • Club career 1
  • International career 2
    • International goals 2.1
  • Manager career 3
  • Honours (as a player) 4
  • External links 5
  • References 6

Club career

Kohn played as a striker, and spent most of his career plying his trade abroad, in Germany, Switzerland, and finally Netherlands, where he later became a successful manager. During his playing days, he earned the nickname "Spitz" for his ferocity and goal-scoring instinct.

International career

Kohn made his debut for Luxembourg in a September 1953 World Cup qualification match against France, in which he immediately scored a goal. He went on to earn 7 caps, scoring one goal, all of them in FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[1][2] He won a total of 16 caps (6 goals) including unofficial matches.

He played his final international game in September 1965, a 2–5 defeat by Yugoslavia.

International goals

Scores and results list Luxembourg's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 20 September 1953 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg  France 1–1 1–6 1954 World Cup qualifying

Manager career

After retiring as a player, Kohn became manager at FC Twente in 1972 and clinched runner-up spot in the Eredivisie in the 1973/1974 season. In May 1975 they reached the UEFA Cup Final, losing 1–5 on aggregate to German side Borussia Mönchengladbach.

He moved on to Go Ahead Eagles and Club Brugge before rejoining Twente in the 1982/1983 season, but he could not save them from relegation that year. After 5 rounds in the 1988/1989 season Kohn became the responsible manager at Ajax, his assistant being Louis van Gaal.[3]

He finished his career as a scout for Udinese and SC Heerenveen.

Honours (as a player)

1951, 1954
1955, 1956

External links

  • Player profile – FC Twente
  • Manager profile – FC Twente
  • Bio – Twentesport (Dutch)
  • Bio – Club Brugge (Dutch)
  • Antoine Kohn at
  • Dutch league stats – Voetbal International
  • Bio – Profootball (German)


  1. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments – FIFA
  2. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments – FIFA
  3. ^ Spitz Kohn, Louis van Gaal- Ajax (Dutch)
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bob Maaskant (a.i.)
Manager of Go Ahead Eagles
Succeeded by
Bob Maaskant (a.i.)
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